Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2020

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B M & T ••• September/October ••• 20 B lack History Month may be many months behind us, but planners can celebrate African-American culture the entire year by supporting Black-owned businesses for their events. For planners hosting their next gathering in Milwaukee, there are several options to support its African American community. THE BIG SHOW Looking for a venue with the perfect mix of space, culture, and community? Look no further than Milwaukee. The mission of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum (WBHS/M) is to document and preserve the histor- ical heritage of people of African descent in Wisconsin. In addi- tion to being a museum, WBHS/M is a unique venue offering a community gathering place. From presentations to performances or business to entertainment, guests will enjoy their event in WBHS/M among its educational and inspiring exhibits. After closing during the Great Recession, America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) is making its grand return this summer. But planners can book events in the space right now. Founded by the only known survivor of a lynching, ABHM builds public awareness of racist legacies and promotes racial reconciliation. As an event space, a large community room offers guests flexible setup options and an adjoining kitchenette. The project of Milwaukee native and Academy Award- winning screenwriter and filmmaker John Ridley, No Studios is Milwaukee's creative hub offering co-working and event space in its 40,000-sq. ft. property. Inside the complex are offices, co-working space, a state-of-the-art screening room, performance stage, cafe bar, gallery, and rooftop lounge. Located on Historic King Drive in Milwaukee's Bronzeville neighborhood is The Retreat by Still Waters Collective. The Retreat considers itself both position and place, and is a space to not only gather together, but to also grow together. HAVE A MILWAUKEE MEETING THAT SUPPORTS B L A C K - O W N E D B U S I N E S S E S Venues, After‐Hour Spots, and Services For Your Next MKE Event

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